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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Mt. Kenya).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Polycarpic plant to 1.5 m tall (in flower), initially upright, with trunk to 5 cm in diameter, pith to 2 cm in diameter; stem with densely packed leaf-rosettes of 30–40 leaves, with no internode elongation, cloaked with marcescent foliage.
Morphology Branches
Lateral branches produced near ground-level readily capable of adventitious rooting to support a ‘creeping’ horizontal growth-form.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina oblanceolate, to 56 cm long and 18 cm wide, basal portion wide, non-photosynthetic, and capable of secreting limited quantities of a mucilaginous fluid containing ice-nucleating polysaccharides, hair cushion present on upper leaf-base, which is also often coated with dried mucilage, lower surface with a dense, felty indumentum on the photosynthetic portion only.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence narrowly conical to 110 cm tall, 20 cm in diameter; capitula pendulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 12–16, to 25 mm long; disc florets 60–80.
Habitat
In saturated soils along valley bottoms and in other wet sites of the afro-alpine zone; most abundant in the Teleki Valley; 3300–4275 m
Distribution
endemic to Mt Kenya K4

Native to:

Kenya

Dendrosenecio keniensis (Baker f.) Mabb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [407], Kenya K000312214
May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [408], Kenya K000312216
May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2674], Kenya K000312217
May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [407], Kenya K000312213
May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2674], Kenya K000312219
May 1, 1993 Mabberley, D.J. [408], Kenya K000312215
May 1, 1993 Rammell, J.C. [2674], Kenya K000312218

First published in : 100 (1986)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Mabb. in Vuilleumier and Monasterio, High Altitude Tropical Biogeography: 100 (1986).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0